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March 2015 Library Reads LIst

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Announcing the March 2015 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and March's LibraryReads Favorite is: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel
by Rachel Joyce (Random House) “Miss Queenie Hennessy, who we met in Joyce’s first book, is in a hospice ruminating over her abundant life experiences. I loved the poignant passages and wise words peppered throughout. Readers of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will enjoy this book. There’s no fast-paced plot or exciting twists--it's just a simple, sweet story of a life well-lived.” Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library, Azusa, CA Like this list? Download the handouts on our website to start planning displays and driving holds! And now, the rest of the LibraryReads March Top 10: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (Crown) “In cinematic terms, this dramatic page-turner is Das Boot meets Titanic. Larson has a wonderful way of crea

Emma, Otto, Russell and James by Emma Hooper

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When the Canadian Emma, now 80 years old, decides to take off and walk to see the sea what will the two men she leaves behind do?
This may be a reminder to all of us to not lose ourselves in caring for those around us.
Very good and a quick read.

Favorite books of 2014

Here is my list of favorite books from 2014.
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Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
One Kick by Cheldea Cain
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

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This is a coming of age story about a boy growing up in a Baton Rouge neighborhood in the 1990s. When the love of his young life, next door neighbor Lindy, gets raped a block away he doesn't really understand what the word "rape" means. Obsessed with wanting to know who did this to Lindy he finds out a lot in the next few years of high school. He learns what a lot of words mean, he learns a lot about his neighbors he learns a lot about his own family, and about himself.
Very good!